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Routledge Histories of Central and Eastern Europe


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The nations of Central and Eastern Europe experienced a time of momentous change in the period following the Second World War. The vast majority were subject to Communism and central planning while events such as the Hungarian uprising and Prague Spring stood out as key watershed moments against a distinct social, cultural and political backcloth. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, German reunification and the break-up of the Soviet Union, changes from the 1990s onwards have also been momentous with countries adjusting to various capitalist realities. The volumes in this series will help shine a light on the experiences of this key geopolitical zone with many lessons to be learned for the future.

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The Mentality of Partisans of the Polish Anti-Communist Underground 1944–1956

The Mentality of Partisans of the Polish Anti-Communist Underground 1944–1956

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Mariusz Mazur
October 30, 2022

This book is the first study of the mentality of anti-Communist underground fighters and presents, detail, their thinking, ideals, stereotypes and customs. The models and psychological processes that the volume analyzes are relevant not only to the Polish partisans, but also to members of other ...

The Intellectual Foundations of Modern Ukraine The Nineteenth Century

The Intellectual Foundations of Modern Ukraine: The Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Andriy Zayarnyuk, Ostap Sereda
October 28, 2022

This is the first synthetic book-length study in English of the Ukrainian nation-building during the "long" nineteenth century. The narrative follows the evolution of the Ukrainian intellectuals and their ideas from the Age of Enlightenment at the end of the eighteenth century and to the era of ...

Biopolitics in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century Fearing for the Nation

Biopolitics in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century: Fearing for the Nation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Barbara Klich-Kluczewska, Joachim von Puttkamer, Immo Rebitschek
October 21, 2022

The field of biopolitics encompasses issues from health and hygiene, birth rates, fertility and sexuality, life expectancy and demography, to eugenics and racial regimes. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive view on these issues for Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th century. The ...

Picturing the Workers' Olympics and the Spartakiads Modernist and Avant-Garde Engagement with Sport in Central Europe and the USSR, 1920-1932

Picturing the Workers' Olympics and the Spartakiads: Modernist and Avant-Garde Engagement with Sport in Central Europe and the USSR, 1920-1932

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Przemysław Strożek
September 30, 2022

This volume focuses on the modernist and avant-garde engagement with workers’ sport events that were organised or were planned to be organised in the cities of Central Europe and the USSR in the period of 1920–1932: Frankfurt am Main – Vienna – Moscow – Prague – Budapest – Berlin. During the 1920s ...

Jewish Culture and Urban Form A Case Study of Central Poland before the Holocaust

Jewish Culture and Urban Form: A Case Study of Central Poland before the Holocaust

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Małgorzata Hanzl
September 26, 2022

Across a range of disciplines, urban morphology has offered lenses through which we can read the city. Reading the urban form, when conflated with ethnographic studies, enables us to return to past situations and recreate the long-gone everyday life. Urbanscapes – the artefacts of urban life – have...

Romania, 1916–1941 A Political History

Romania, 1916–1941: A Political History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Dennis Deletant
August 19, 2022

This study challenges the rose-tinted view of the interwar period in Romanian history, which is often judged against the darkness of almost five decades of Communist rule. Romania, like several of the states of Eastern Europe, emerged from the First World War as it had entered it, as a ...

The Macedonian Question and the Macedonians A History

The Macedonian Question and the Macedonians: A History

1st Edition

By Alexis Heraclides
August 01, 2022

This book is a comprehensive and dispassionate analysis of the intriguing Macedonian Question from 1878 until 1949 and of the Macedonians (and of their neighbours) from the 1890s until today, with the two themes intertwining. The Macedonian Question was an offshoot of the wider Eastern Question – ...

Tradition, Literature and Politics in East-Central Europe

Tradition, Literature and Politics in East-Central Europe

1st Edition

By Carl Tighe
August 01, 2022

Milan Kundera warned that in in the states of East-Central Europe, attitudes to the west and the idea of ‘Europe’ were complex and could even be hostile. But few could have imagined how the collapse of communism and membership of the EU would confront these countries with a life that was suddenly ...

A Nation Divided by History and Memory Hungary in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

A Nation Divided by History and Memory: Hungary in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

1st Edition

By Gábor Gyáni
May 06, 2022

During the last few decades there has been a growing recognition of the great role that remembering and collective memory play in forming the historical awareness. In addition, the dominant national form of history writing also met some challenges on the side of a transnational approach to the past...

KGB Operations against the USA and Canada in Soviet Ukraine, 1953-1991

KGB Operations against the USA and Canada in Soviet Ukraine, 1953-1991

1st Edition

By Sergei I. Zhuk
May 06, 2022

Oriented for a general reading audience, this book gives a unique and rare perspective on the KGB "special operations" in Soviet Ukraine, which targeted especially the USA and Canada, using issues related to Soviet Ukrainian identity and cultural diplomacy of Soviet Ukraine after Stalin’s death in ...

Origins of People-to-People Diplomacy, U.S. and Russia, 1917-1957

Origins of People-to-People Diplomacy, U.S. and Russia, 1917-1957

1st Edition

By David W. McFadden
May 03, 2022

Although there have been many studies of U.S.–Soviet diplomacy in the twentieth century, most explorations of people-to-people diplomacy begin in the 1980s and to not take into account the early contacts in the revolutionary period and 1920s. This study explores in greater depth the religious ...

Historicizing Roma in Central Europe Between Critical Whiteness and Epistemic Injustice

Historicizing Roma in Central Europe: Between Critical Whiteness and Epistemic Injustice

1st Edition

By Victoria Shmidt, Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky
April 29, 2022

In Central Europe, limited success in revisiting the role of science in the segregation of Roma reverberates with the yet-unmet call for contextualizing the impact of ideas on everyday racism. This book attempts to interpret such a gap as a case of epistemic injustice. It underscores the historical...

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